How Pumpkin Made My Face Glow at SkinLab The Medical Spa
Didn’t think that my favourite Pumpkin could go onto my face!
On one of my recent visits to my dear aesthetic doctor friend Dr. Gabriel Wong, I was wax waning about the delicious homemade pumpkin rice I usually have this time of the year. The arrival of Autumn, A.K.A. pumpkin season means my craving for that deliciously golden-hued gourd is at its peak.
I had planned to whip up my family’s pumpkin rice recipe as a treat for myself, and maybe for Dr. Gabriel to try. Just maybe, I said to him, if there’re any leftovers.
Then Dr. Gabriel interjected. While he can’t wait to taste my pumpkin rice, he’s even more excited (and persistent) about getting me to try a facial. Embarrassed for not following his skincare regimen, I sheepishly agreed; my skin is in dire need of some maintenance work.
Dr. Gabriel introduced me to SkinLab The Medical Spa’s brand new Pumpkin Glow Facial, the first in Singapore…HUH pumpkin on my face!? He assured me that it’s not just smearing mashed pumpkin on my face and hope for the best.
Rather, the Pumpkin Glow Facial involves a whole lot more science than gimmick: a Pumpkin Medical Peel, Pumpkin Amino Therapy, Pumpkin Ampoule Booster, Pumpkin Skin Rejuvenation, and a Pumpkin Mask packed with all the goodness of the glorious golden fruit (yes I checked, it’s a fruit).
POWER LAH. It’s like a Pumpkin Feast for my skin.
Plus, the products in the facial uses pure pumpkin derivatives that are combined with essential vitamins, hyaluronic acid, EGF (Epidermal Growth Factors), and many more beneficial components.
Talk about plumpkin’ up my skin. In that instant, I was channeling Katniss Everdeen.
But unlike Katniss, I was ushered into a treatment room with a smile on my face. I was clearly ready for Ginni, just one of SkinLab’s many experienced therapists to work her pumpkin magic, or rather, science on.
Getting My Skin Plumpkin’ed
To get me relaxed and comfy, Ginni started me off with a really well executed head and shoulder massage. This was followed by makeup removal and a double cleanse with a milk cleanser and SkinLab’s Pumpkin Hydra Cleanser to thoroughly remove environmental debris.
Next, the Pumpkin Peel was applied onto my face and neck. It contains pure pumpkin enzymes, essential Vitamins A, B, C, E and more, plus a combination of Green Tea Extract, and Beta Carotene. The peel sloughs away dead skin and boosts nutrient absorption. It was also gentle enough for my sensitive skin.
A layer of Pumpkin Amino formula containing pure pumpkin extracts, 17 amino acids and Niacinamide (great for sensitive skin) was then gently layered over. This helps to maintain moisture levels as the peel works its way through my dead skin cells. It also prevents unwanted pigmentation from forming.
After a short period, the peel and amino formula were removed. Ginni then expertly extracted the skin congestion on my face; a result of indiscriminate bingeing and late nights.
With the aid of a 24k Gold Nutrient Booster device, the Pumpkin Hydrating Ampoule was then massaged into my skin. The Ampoule contains hyaluronic acid for extra hydration, and EGF to stimulate skin repair. At the same time, a blue LED light was passed over my face. This helps to promote skin rejuvenation and glow.
Just as I thought the facial was over, Ginni proceeded to apply a Pumpkin Cream on my face. It’s a richer, lusher form of the Ampoule with added Stem Cell Activators. With the Vibrating Lymphatic Drainage Massager, Ginni proceeded with massaging the Pumpkin Cream into my skin with SkinLab’s signature V-Shaping technique and explained that this helps lift and tighten tired-looking skin.
Once that was done and cleansed, a jelly-like Pumpkin Mask was applied and left on my face for a good half an hour. Just enough for a quick snooze while my skin takes in all that Pumpkin goodness.
Ginni returns to complete the facial with a head and shoulder massage, as well as application of SkinLab’s other products, chief among them my favourite Day Protect sunscreen.
Thanks Dr. Gabriel for the recommendation! I almost wished the Pumpkin Glow Facial never ended. It sure was a pumpkin’ good day (I’m wolfing down my pumpkin rice as I write this).
Just take a look at my glowing skin. Or better yet, don’t take my word for it. Try it yourself!
SkinLab The Medical Spa’s Pumpkin Glow Facial is now available for you, my dear readers, at a special trial of $168 NETT*. Give them a call for an appointment and quote “CHIAKPUMPKIN”!
*Terms & conditions apply. Check in-store for full details.
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